Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Me-Mindy


This was actually a fun assignment... I learned a lot in the process! It's a trick to get the camera to focus in the spot I WILL be, and to get it to expose right. (I figured out that if I put a pillow that is similar in color value to me in the place I would be and focused on it, it worked!)
I'm Mindy, obviously, and I like photography, obviously. ;) My husband is Brandon, a tall, blue-eyed, dark haired (except for some gray) hottie. I have a beautiful daughter, Aubrey, who just turned 13, and two wild sons, Tyler (11) and Cooper (7). I am going to be (you can blink here) 34 this Friday.
I'm a violinist, violin teacher, fitness instructor, runner, young women president, reader, movie watcher, blogger, cook, chauffer, laundress, financial chairman, housekeeper, homemaker, photographer, and in my spare time I sleep. ;)
Melissa is my sis-in-law (she's the best!), and Rachel and Charlotte are my friends.
I'm so excited to learn from all of you, get to know you all better, and to challenge myself this year!
CC

12 comments:

princess jen said...

What a cute photo of you! And way to be right on the ball with posting it. I like the idea of using something similar to "trick" the camera! Nice to meet you!

Rachel H. said...

yeah!! Cute picture for sure! YOU ARE SO PHOTOGENIC!

Katy said...

Hello, you are so pretty!!!!!!!! You do it all, makes me SO Happy to be "rubbing elbows" with such awesome people!!! Great picture, you're in the perfect lighting!

Shanda Call said...

Awesome Picture!! Way to go. Lighting looks great!

Teri said...

This is a really cute picture, and it is so nice to know there is another violinist out there! Oh I guess I better get busy and try to do a self portrait.

The Wisers said...

Mindy I love the picture! You have got to get teaching me more.

Kritta22 said...

You are too cute for words!

You are one busy woman!

I don't think I would change anything about this picture. It totally looks professional.

Tina said...

wow, I cant believe your 34 you do not look it at all. Very cute picture!!!

AprilF said...

Very nice shot! I like how you're all curled up. Did you use a tripod?

Melinda said...

I love your picture! And I like the technique you used to make it work, using the pillow. Nice to 'meet' you!

Mindy said...

April, I didn't use a tripod... that would've been too easy. ;) I propped my camera on my computer desk, then used cd cases to get it to the right height and angle (trial and error). I have a tripod but didn't think of using it once! Duh!

By the way, your website is AMAZING, April!! I love your pictures! Portrait photography is my favorite!

Charlotte said...

Mindy, you are seriously one of the most photogenic people I know. This picture is amazing... and brilliant idea to use a pillow to hold your spot! I thought your geniousness about it all night long.

You're amazing!